airplane headache

airplane headache

A controversial entity, first described in 2004, characterised by severe transient unilateral pain localised behind the eye, which is exacerbated during aircraft landings and attributed to changes in cabin pressure (which impact on the sinuses).
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A group of 75 people with symptoms suggestive of airplane headache fitted the features of past cases - severe pain on one side of the head that was usually limited to the time the plane was landing.
Mainardi's team said airplane headache is distinct from migraines and other well-known types.